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acoustic guitar


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hollow-body guitar of the older variety, in contradistinction to an electric guitar.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sound is not amplified by electrical means


Retronym for guitar, coined after the invention of the electric guitar to refer to the older type of guitar and avoid confusion with the electric guitar. (Wiktionary)


  • They could barely forgive Bob Dylan for turning to rock in 1966 and cheered when, starting with "John Wesley Harding," Dylan returned to acoustic guitar and folk ballad — though never again to the pure folk sound of 1963.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • Miller cut it on Laine beginning with an acoustic guitar and building to a full orchestra conducted by Harry Geller.

    That Lucky Old Sun

  • A twelve-string Gibson acoustic guitar stood in a corner of the bedroom, beside a beautiful solid-wood music stand that looked hand-carved and very old.

    Memory of Fire

  • His new album, John Wesley Harding, was welcomed by both critics and fans because after his foray into "folk rock," the term used when he started to accompany his songs with electric guitar, he began 1968 true to his folk-singing roots, with acoustic guitar and harmonica, and with piano, bass, and drum backup.

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • In recent months, Disney and its licensees have packed the shelves of Target Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Toy R Us Inc. with "Cars" Kleenex, shampoo, juice boxes, sleeping bags, kids' furniture and a half-size acoustic guitar emblazoned with the image of Lightning McQueen, a red race car with a friendly smile.

    Disney's 'Cars 2' a Hit Already—in Stores


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